The first 38 lots of Hydrowood logs and sawn timber are now open for public tender. The sawn material is whole logs sawn into 50mm slabs.
A total of 35.4 cubic metres of timber and logs are for sale of which 21.4 cubic metres (60%) are blackwood. Two of the blackwood logs are milled into 50mm slabs. Blackwood logs range in size from 0.4 to a massive 3.03 cubic metres. The Three of the 16 blackwood logs are noted as having feature grain.
This is a significant parcel of blackwood logs to go to public tender.
Details of individual lots and tender forms and rules are available here:
The following table summarises the tender details:
This is the first of what is expected to be 80,000 cubic metres of special timbers to be salvaged over the next 3 years. This is far more special timbers than has ever been supplied to market before. Most of this volume will be blackwood.
It is far more wood than the domestic market can accommodate. It will take some time before mainland and international buyers become aware of these sales and become involved. So I’m not expecting a great result from these first few tenders.
This material is available for viewing at Wynwood Sawmill, about 7 km from Wynyard.
I’m happy to promote these sales for a number of reasons, and look forward to seeing greater volumes, competition, and demand and price transparency in the special timbers market.
Hopefully demand and price will keep pace with supply.
Offers for this tender must be received by 11.00 pm Tuesday 8 December 2015:
- by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11 pm.
- hand delivered to: Forestry Tasmania, 79 Melville St, Hobart, by cob, 5 pm.
- mailed to: ‘SFM Hydrowood Tender’, Forestry Tasmania, Box 207, Hobart, TAS, 7001.
Reserve prices apply to material in this tender sale, negotiations with bidders will occur if an offer is within 10 % of the reserve price.